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Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Ranked #19 of 366 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2008

Great hotel, very large comfortable rooms and fabulous bathroom.

Great breakfast buffet and very helpful staff.

However the location is indeed a bit out of it (three blocks fromthe hustle and bustle, on a narrow side street).

  • Liked — The large bathrooms
  • Disliked — The location
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Capucine7
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Cardiff
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2008

We stayed here as part of a tour of Japan. The Nikko is pretty huge and rambling, but the rooms are spacious - particularly for a lone traveller, with comfortable beds and a truly magnificent bathroom - with comprehensive wet room and bath.

Only downer (admittedly not a great one) was the poor selection of dishes available at the buffet in the evening - we tried it the first night, being tired after travelling most of the day and decided not to bother again. You do get some fresh cooked dishes as part of the meal, but the main options are rather lacking in variety.

The selection is better, however, in the mornings for breakfast.

Great staff, except for one unfriendly chap on the reception desk who seemed to have got out of bed the wrong side. Mostly the front of house team were friendly, helpful and prepared to 'go the extra mile' - even if we weren't expecting them to.

A great stay - though I think the one thing that really made me not want to leave was probably that bathroom!

  • Liked — The staff and the bathroom
  • Disliked — Only the Evening buffet
  • Stayed April 2008
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3 Thank Chakas_Mum
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2008

The negatives: the location is a bit out of it, there is usually only one staff member on that speaks english, the entire hotel is very dated, the rooms are a bit scruffy and the restaurant (incl breakfast) is pretty ordinary.

The positives: the staff are always friendly, taxis are plentiful.

It's not that it's really bad, it's just not very good. We came straight from the beautiful Marriott Associa Nagoya and this was like going back down several notches. Couldn't really recommend it.

Stayed July 2007
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Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2007

We stayed four nights at the Nikko Princess Kyoto in the middle of a heat wave in August, and it was an exceptional respite from the heat and humidity. At first, I regretted not staying at the Hotel Granvia because of the convenience factor, but the benefit of being at the Nikko Princess is that it gives you a good opportunity to walk through the back and side streets near the Shijo-dori shopping area. You get a much better feel for the city when you explore the narrow streets w/ the multitude of restaurants and shops. If I had stayed at the Granvia, I think I would have spent too much time in the air conditioned malls.
The hotel is near a subway stop and a major bus stop (Shijo-Karasuma), and the bus system is easy to figure out. Taxis are readily available as well. The bathroom is huge, the beds were comfortable and there was little noise. Service was excellent. We didn't try any of the restaurants, but the gift shop has a good assortment of omiyage. I would enthusiastically recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — Location, cleanliness, size of room
  • Disliked — We got lost trying to find it using the hotel's directions
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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9 Thank pumpkinpie52
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FL and MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2007

Now retired but lived in Asia for 7 years; have returned to Japan three times in the past five years. This hotel is a great find; on a quiet street in the middle of Kyoto. Our room was larger than average for Japanese hotels and in A-one condition - no thirty-year old decor here. The concierge was extremely helpful in helping us use the bus and subway lines. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — western breakfast buffet
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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6 Thank travelerFLandMA
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japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2007

Fantastic Hotel, staff extremely friendly who went out of their way to assist and always with a smile on their faces. Room modern with excellent bath and shower unit, very clean and great view of the city. Subway very near by but we found the shopping and Gion in walking distance. A must stay Hotel in a beautifull city.

Stayed April 2007
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Property: Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto
Address: 630 Takahashicho Karasuma Takatsuji Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8096, Kyoto Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Shimogyo-ku
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kyoto
#8 Family Hotel in Kyoto
#12 Business Hotel in Kyoto
#15 Romantic Hotel in Kyoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto 4*
Number of rooms: 216
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel nikko princess kyoto is located in the heart of Kyoto City, close to major subways, private trains and major banks. The city's business and shopping centers are just around the corner, and major sightseeing areas are only a short distance away, including the Nishiki food market, Bukko-ji Temple and other traditional small shops and buildings. Additionally, you can find many historical aspects of Kyoto to enjoy within walking distance of the hotel. Our 216 guest rooms are very comfortable and equipped with all the modern conveniences you could expect. We proudly offer our excellent service and Kyoto's warm hospitality to all of our guests. We welcome you to stay at the hotel nikko princess kyoto and enjoy a wonderful time in Kyoto. ... more   less 
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